The Poynter Center

Studying ethical issues in American public life

The Poynter Center for the Study of Ethics and American Institutions is dedicated to exploring intersections between ethics, media, and public institutions. The center's interdisciplinary approach to research, teaching, and critical inquiry fosters collaboration among faculty, graduate students, and undergraduate students in Indiana University's College of Arts and Sciences and professional schools, as well as with members of the wider community.

The Poynter Center is an academic center in IU's Office of the Vice Provost for Faculty & Academic Affairs.


The Poynter Center board is the intellectual backbone of the institute, ensuring the intellectual coherence of the center’s activities and initiatives. The board also serves as the nominating committee for the Poynter Chair.

Board members